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(circa 2023)


WHO archive catalogue

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YouTube videos about Wolds history


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Burton on the Wolds

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Walton on the Wolds

Willoughby on the Wolds

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Walton on the Wolds records

early C17th Wymeswold constable's accounts

Wymeswold census returns 1841 to 1901

Wymeswold parish registers 1560 onwards

Wymeswold marriage registers 1560 to 1916

Wymeswold Village Design Statement 2002


WHO publications available as free PDFs

The Wolds Historian 2004–2008

2000 Years of the Wolds

A walk Around Wymeswold

Wymeswold fieldwalking report 1993


In addition the WHO has digitised versions of:

  • George Farnham's unpublished MS of notes about Wymeswold medieval history (akin to a 1920s update of Nichols)
  • Enclosure Award and later maps plus assorted terriers held in the archive of Trinity College Cambridge
  • Marshall Brown's pharmaceutical journal 1869
  • Wymeswold school log books 1875–1982
  • Wymeswold Parochial Charities minutes 1880–1930
  • photographs taken by Philip Brown between 1890s and 1930s
  • Sidney Pell Potter's A History of Wymeswold 1915
  • Lily Brown's diary 1916
  • Church Council Minute Book for St Mary's, Wymeswold 1932–1955
  • WI survey of Wymeswold gravestones (St Mary's; Baptist chapel; Methodist chapel; 'The Quakers') 1981–2
  • Rempstone Steam Fair programme 1983
Email bobtrubs@indigogroup.co.uk to discuss access to these (e.g. via memory stick or ZIP file).


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Willoughby on the Wolds

David Bailey, whose ancestors lived in Willougby, has kindly contributed several articles:

 

See also Willoughby Village History and a 1913 account of the Civil War skirmish on 5th July 1648 at Willoughby Field.

 


The evidence for an Anglo-Saxon horse cult

The sixth century Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Broughton Lodge, right on the border of Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire includes five horses buried among the 120-or-so humans. Does this suggest there may have been some sort of 'horse cult' in early Anglo-Saxon England? Or is something English people still don't usually do even more convincing evidence of such a cult?

Bob Trubshaw explores the evidence in a YouTube video.


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